Thomas Stewart last night warned his Derry City team-mates that Andy Waterworth will be aiming to show them what they missed out on this evening.
Waterworth turned down a move to the Brandywell and will instead face the Candystripes on his Glentoran debut when they travel to the Maiden City tonight.
In contrast Stewart will be restricted to a seat in the stand as he is cup-tied after playing for Linfield earlier in the Setanta Sports Cup — ironically in the same group.
“I know from playing alongside him in the Northern Ireland under-21 team that Andy is a great player and a great signing for Glentoran,” said Stewart.
“He might have a point to prove against Derry, but I hope for our sake that he doesn’t do that.
“The players know all about Glentoran having played against them a few times over the last couple of seasons so I don’t think there is much more that I can tell them. It goes without saying that the Glens are a good team.
“Our defence might not know a lot about Andy though. He is very quick, which helps him get chances and usually when he does he puts them away.
“He will be looking to make a good start to his Glentoran career, so we will have to be aware of that and keep a close eye on him.”
Stewart scored and won what was a dubious penalty against Derry back in February.
Now he will turn his attention to cheering on his new team-mates in the hope that they can match him in experiencing a Setanta Sports Cup final, having been on the bench when the Blues lost to Drogheda United last season.
“More or less the first thing that was said to me when I walked into the Derry dressing room was about the penalty at Windsor Park.
“Eddie McCallion and Clive Delaney were straight at me joking about it, but to me it was a penalty,” said Stewart.
“I am pleased to have had such good experience in the competition with Linfield and can’t wait until I can play in it again next year.
“We have to make sure that we qualify because I have seen since I came to Derry City how important it is to the club and the fans.
“They have never reached the knockout stages and that is something that everyone wants to put right.
“If we can get a win over Glentoran it will put us in a good position because with Linfield playing St Pat’s there are going to be points dropped somewhere along the line.
“I am really disappointed that I can’t play in the rest of the tournament.
“I don’t know why the rule is there when players can move clubs in the transfer window now that the competition is split.”